A few ounces makes a big difference. I preferred to use the 1/4 or 1/8b oz jig heads on the rig and then clip weight in the front like you are suggesting. This way my rig was light for when I wanted to troll shallows and then if I found fish out deep, I could get the rig down faster by clipping weight on the front.
I would be curious if you could find slimmer weights vs the big egg style. My theory was less resistance pulling a slim weight thru the water.
Cool item though, can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Thanks, for the comments.
Yes I can go thinner weights, but they get longer, which may have a tendency to hang.
When trolling, we didn't see a difference whether we were using a thin weight vs a 6 oz bank sinker clipped to the front.
These go hand in hand with the RonBrella Rig, it has no lead, so can be trolled in 4-5 feet with jigs only. Once we started adding weight, the Ronbrella trolled lower, at 4 oz we were at about 15 feet, 6 oz 23ish feet. Yes before I put my designs out, they are highly tested.
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